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Thread: H&R Handi Rifle in 243?

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    I'd get it and use <90 grain Bullets and be happy for that price! I've killed a few deer with the .243/80gr PSP and always bang/ flop.

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    Lots of info for barrel fitting on the graybeard forum. Problem is finding barrels, even shotgun barrels for stubbing. GW
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    I don't like Handy Rifles but at $200 I wouldn't pass one up in any caliber. It blows my mind to see
    these rifles bring the same money as a used lever gun or BA rifle. I couldn't understand with all the
    interest in stubbing shotgun barrels for rifle conversions why hasn't there been more done on the old
    model guns. The triggers on the older model guns are much easier to refine. Me & Bro bought Hornets in 80s and fooled with triggers until blue in face, never did get them to satisfaction.

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    H&amp;R Handi Rifle in 243?

    You could always get the 243 and send it off to be rebored to something interesting...

    PS... I like 243s, just not in a Handi...that being said...$200... Id probably buy it...

    .338 federal? Oohhh...

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    I already shoot 6mm/284, might be an interesting rechamber! Not sure how the ejector/extractor works but could be an issue.

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    If you get this rifle, try 85 grain Sierra HPBT GameKings and H414 powder...Make sure the scope base is clean and loctited securely...I use two rubber o-rings under the fore end stud to free float the fore end somewhat...Barrels can be rough, mine got better after the 200 round mark...Put the front rest under the pivot pin...

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check